Posted on June 7, 2023
(HARTFORD) — On early Tuesday morning, the Connecticut House of Representatives successfully passed the Biennial State Budget Agreement for Fiscal Year 2024-2025. Classified as House Bill 6941, the 832-page budget document was delivered to legislators’ desks at 3:00AM on Monday morning, giving representatives only a few hours to unpack all its details before casting their final vote.
The $51 billion budget, spent over the course of two years, adopted several aspects proposed by…
Posted on May 30, 2023
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Last month, I joined the my House Republican colleagues in unveiling our State Budget Proposal that includes a variety of tax cuts, historic investments, and a plan for more responsible spending for the upcoming fiscal year. Below, I encourage you to watch my brief clip on breaking down our budget proposal which highlights what key aspects from our proposal we’re looking forward to inserting in finalized, bipartisan state budget.
Some important aspects…
Posted on May 11, 2023
(HARTFORD) — On Tuesday, May 9, State Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) spoke to fellow members of the General Assembly on House Bill 6614, which addresses cash discounts and the use of a debit card for gasoline purchases. During debate, Perillo fought for better prices at the pump as he argued the bill’s language would dis-incentivize merchants from offering the discount and discussed how municipalities are making money off of every gas transaction.
“Many towns are collecting new revenue from…
Posted on April 28, 2023
(HARTFORD) — On Thursday morning, members of the General Assembly convened for a scheduled session, tasked with voting on the controversial reappointment of Carleton J. Giles to become a member of the Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles. State Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) joined the House Republican caucus in standing alongside families of crime victims who have raised serious concerns about Giles’ reappointment.
Giles, a former Norwalk police officer, was previously chairman of the…
Posted on April 12, 2023
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Below, I encourage you to fill out my 2023 Legislative Survey which includes a brief set of questions on what issues matter most to YOU! Your participation in this survey will help me to better represent your interests as our legislature begins to vote on key bills on the House floor.
This survey consists of questions relating to both state and local issues ranging from the economy to…
Posted on April 6, 2023
(HARTFORD) — On Thursday, April 6th, the State Bond Commission convened to discuss and approve requested funding for several statewide programs and initiatives. In their meeting, the commission approved the $50,306 to reimburse Shelton’s Police Department for the purchase of body cameras, dash cameras, and video storage devices.
State Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) expressed his gratitude for the work of the State Bond Commission this morning. “I am pleased to see the Bond Commission allocate…
Posted on March 29, 2023
(HARTFORD) — On Wednesday morning, State Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) joined 7th grade classes from the Shelton Intermediate School as they toured Connecticut’s State Capitol building. Perillo caught up with the students as they stopped by the House Chambers for an informal Q&A, led by the League of Women Voters.
“I was so impressed with student questions about my responsibilities, educational background, and road to the state legislature, which truly reflects the hard work of our teachers,”…
Posted on March 6, 2023
On Friday, March 10th, the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee will host a public hearing to consider House Bill 5290, An Act Sunsetting the Highway Use Tax. This Republican-led proposal was initially denied a public hearing by Democratic colleagues, until House Republicans used a parliamentary procedure securing the 51 required signatures to force a public hearing for a bill.
The public hearing will occur on Friday, March 10th at 2:00PM in the Legislative Office Building Room 2E. The hearing…
Posted on February 24, 2023
(HARTFORD) — On Tuesday, Representative Jason Perillo (R-113) submitted testimony to the Energy and Technology Committee in support of House Bill 5286, An Act Concerning Hearings on Waiver Requests Before the Connecticut Siting Council. The bill will require the CT Siting Council to hold a public hearing on a party’s request to waive any rule, regulation, condition, or order of the council before granting such waiver.
As Perillo mentioned, this issue was brought to light recently in his hometown…
Posted on February 22, 2023